Cyrtostylis rotundifolia


Cyrtostylis rotundifolia
Gnat Orchid
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PLANT: Terrestrial tuberous herb.
To 10cm high when in flower. Stem slender, erect.

LEAVES: Single leaf at the base of the stem, 1 to 3cm long, reniform or kidney-shaped.

FLOWERS: 1 to 4. Each 8 - 10mm in length. Maroon, pink, pinkish-green or colourless. Dorsal sepal erect. Lateral sepals and petals similar, narrow and projecting forward. Labellum 10 x 4mm, projecting forward, flat and oblong, with nectar droplets and two prominent basal calli.

July - October.

HABITAT: Light forests, scrub, open ground.

CONSERVATION STATUS: Not threatened. Locally common.

NOTES: Structurally similar to Cyrtostylis oblonga except for the shape
of the leaves.
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